The UCD FOSS4G Lab is composed of distinguished Geospatial Science and Technology professionals and scholars that have a particular interest in FOSS4G applications and development. The board meets once a year to review plans and activities and provide advice for the growth and future direction of the lab. We are grateful to the board members for their generosity with their time and expertise.


Peter Batty

Peter Batty is a co-founder and CTO of the geospatial division at Ubisense. He has worked in the geospatial industry for 25 years and has served as CTO for two leading companies in the industry (and two of the world’s top 200 software companies), Intergraph and Smallworld (now part of GE Energy). He served on the board of OSGeo from 2011 to 2013, and chaired the global FOSS4G conference in Denver in 2011.

Maria Antonia Brovelli

She has been developing her scientific activity within geodesy and geomatics since 1988, by participating in national and international research projects. Initially devoted to research in physical geodesy, radar-altimetry and statistical analysis, after becoming an associate professor, she focused her interests on digital mapping and geographic information systems, free and open source GIS theory and applications representing one of her main research issues. She was and is responsible for research...

Michael Hinke

Geography and Environmental Sciences
Michael Hinke is a land use and environmental planner with expertise in applying web-based mapping and GIS technology to the planning and decision-making process. He applies his map-making and GIS skills to land use, transportation and recreation planning projects at the Federal, State, and local levels. In addition to serving as founder and principal consultant at Decision Support Resources, Michael teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Colorado...

Matt Krusemark

Matt Kruesmark has spent 18+ years in information systems-related work in a diverse set of industries including higher education, land use/environmental/transportation planning, government, university research, consulting and enterprise-level software and database development. Matt has a passion for software and for learning and has led the development of numerous custom information management and data sharing software solutions during his career. Matt also works as an adjunct instructor at the University of...

Greg Matthews

I have been responsible for a broad range of activities including data acquisition, geoprocessing, analysis, planning, cartographic map production, managing enterprise GIS systems, and most recently setting up national level geospatial projects at the USGS. As a GIS Analyst at Parsons Engineering, I specialized in coordinating GIS projects and staff activities on large environmental projects. This included project design, data integration, and vector or raster analysis work for Badlands Bombing...

Rafael Moreno

Geography and Environmental Sciences
Rafael has a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and PhD in Natural Resources Management. He has worked as a researcher for the National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research and served as the Director of the National Center for Forest Ecosystems Conservation and Management in Mexico. He teaches courses in GISscience and technology, environmental science, and sustainability in natural resources management. His research concentrates on fragmentation and estimation of anthropogenic...

Jeremy Morley

Jeremy is an expert in Geographic Information Systems & Science, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Crowd-Sourcing & data quality and Planetary science data & information systems. He has worked as a Research Fellow and instructor in University College London (UCL). This work included the UK Natural Environmental Research Council’s Terrestrial Initiative on Global Environmental Research (TIGER), studying the role of Remote Sensing and mapping in providing data on land hydrological systems for...

Ed Russell

Ed is a computer scientist specializing in geographic applications. He has over 28 years of experience in computer mapping, GIS and remote sensing. Ed is expert in applying Free and Open Source Software technology to land use planning issues. Edward has developed and presented new and innovative techniques for visual and spatial analysis in areas such as conservation planning and sitting of new construction to minimize visual impacts. He has...